Sunday, August 30, 2015

What I Did on Summer Vacation

Hello my friends!
I can hardly believe that summer is basically over.  It seems like I was just pulling all of my sock projects together for the Summer of Socks '15, thinking about which ones were easy patterns that I could knit sitting by the lake,

and which needed a little more attention and would be my "sitting on the deck" projects.  And yet tomorrow morning the last of the neighborhood kids, who regularly hang out in my kitchen, leaves for college.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little sad to see her go!  But life moves on and new adventures will greet all of us everyday.

So let me show you the knitting that I did finish over the summer.  It's been relatively productive!

I started this sweater, Pilot House, while on a road trip with Chandler.  I flew to Charlotte, NC which is only a couple hours' drive from Clemson University.  He picked me up at the airport and we continued the drive north to NH for his summer break.  I got about half the back done during that trip and finished it during the summer.  The yarn is The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted in an older Classics color, Whistlestop.  The color inspiration is from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes which is one of my favorite movies of all time.  I'm really happy with the sweater :-)
I finished 4 pairs of socks!  These are Turritella from the May Rockin Sock Club.
These are Disentangled by Very Busy Monkey and were a mystery knit-a-long.  I used Hazel Knits Artisan Sock yarn in the color Camelia.
These are School Socks by Anne Hanson.  I used lightweight Socks That Rock in a Rare Gem color that's been in my stash waiting for the right pattern.  I love how these remind me of the tartan plaid school uniform skirts that are popular at private schools.
And lastly, these are Appolonia by Cookie A and were the June Club pattern and yarn.  The yarn is Knitting Notions Superwash Classic Sock yarn in the color Purple Rain.  The picture does not do these justice!  The yarn practically shines in real life!
I've also been knitting some other socks and have 2 more sweaters on the needles.  I'll share those another time.

Later this week my friend, Christine, is visiting from Minnesota.  We met on Revelry several years ago and in person at Sock Summit 2011.  I'm so excited that she will be in New England this coming week for a family celebration and that we will be able to get together to visit as well!  I've put together a few options of yarn stores for us to visit together.  I'll be sure to take some pictures to share with you!